Lyndeborough

Back-to-school shoppers rushed department and retail stores in the region.

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they used to. They’ve already researched products and … 0

WLC: Late start to school year for FRES

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WILTON — Florence Rideout Elementary School’s first day of school will be Sept. 8, a week later than the district’s other schools, to allow teachers to set up their classrooms after the completion of major construction and renovation at the school. With Labor Day on Sept. 7 a planned day off for all three schools in the district, Florence Rideout will begin four … 0

Lyndeborough: Curbing vs. character in drain issues on town road

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

LYNDEBOROUGH — Is curbing the sensible solution to the water drainage issues the plague the narrow Mountain Road, or will it destroy the rural character of Lyndeborough? At a public hearing on Wednesday, town officials asked residents to weigh in on several practical and aesthetic points of ongoing engineering on Mountain Road, in preparation for the road to be redone next year. One … 0

Vaulting: Riding high

Monday, August 3, 2015

It’s like flying. That’s how the riders of the Renaissance Farm Vaulting Club describe the feeling of being on horseback as they perform their stunts. The club, which meets several time weekly for practice at Touchstone Farm in … 0

Viewpoints: Running out of room for solar

Monday, August 3, 2015

Price controls, subsidies, and production caps in any industry have a history of unintended economic consequences. You may have noticed that the number of solar installations throughout New Hampshire is growing, whether on residential rooftops, adjacent to municipal water treatment facilities or behind growing businesses. Some of these … 0

Keeping time: Town clock has some stories to tell

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — For 160 years, the four faces of the clock on the Unitarian Universalist Church have watched over Peterborough while a clock agent has watched over the clock. At least twice a year, the clock agent climbs … 0

Indictments handed down in three cases

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Four men were indicted in July in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester in connection for various crimes committed in the region. Brett Flagg, 26, of Greenfield, was indicted by a grand jury on the charge of driving after being declared a habitual offender. Peterborough police arrested Flagg … 0

Peterborough: Bob McQuillen memorial dance Saturday

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Students of Bob McQuillen, who was both a legend of New England contra dance and a high-school industrial arts teacher, remember him for his tough, steadfast love. Mr. Mac wouldn’t let you slide by. He wasn’t afraid to … 0

Lyndeborough police logs: July 30, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lyndeborough Monday, July 20 Property check: At 7:30 p.m., police checked a vacant property on Citizens Hall Road. Everything was found in order. Tuesday, July 21 Pistol permit: At 9 a.m., police assisted a resident with a pistol permit application. Suspicious person: At 5:36 p.m., police checked the … 0

Peterborough/Francestown/New Ipswich: Solar growth slows down

Monday, July 27, 2015

Uncertainty about the future of solar energy subsidies has put the brakes on its popularity in the region. Utilities will soon reach the state mandated net-metering cap, and legislation that would raise the cap is not expected to pass. Also, Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the Legislature’s two-year … 0

Lyndeborough: Timber cuts a cause for concern

Monday, July 27, 2015

LYNDEBOROUGH — After two recent timber cuts near local wetlands and streams, the Select Board and members of the Conservation Commission sat down to discuss ways the town can better protect its water resources and wetlands. Several ideas … 0

Lyndeborough: First steps in Mountain Road repairs

Monday, July 27, 2015

LYNDEBOROUGH — Engineering work is pushing forward on Mountain Road, in preparation for a major reworking of the road next year. The work encompasses four sections of Mountain Road, from the beginning of Mason Road and extending to … 0

Jaffrey: Love of storytelling drives Eaton

Monday, July 27, 2015

JAFFREY — A question-and-answer with the longtime executive producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre offered three generations of fans the opportunity to reminisce on their favorite shows in the program’s 45-year history, from the 1971 series, “Upstairs, Downstairs” to … 1